FRIDAY FEB. 1
ABSTRACTION - A GROUP SHOW
CREATIVE GROWTH | 355 24TH ST. | OAKLAND | 5-8PM
“Abstraction” is a group exhibition of abstract paintings, drawings, and sculptures from the Creative Growth studio featuring artists Jordan King, Cedric Johnson, Lauren Dare and Tony Pedemonte.
SATURDAY FEB. 2
BRIGHT BLACK WORLD - BY TODD HIDO
CASEMORE KIRKEBY | 1275 MINNESOTA ST | SF | 6-8PM
A glimpse at Hido’s new work that explores the dark topography of the Northern European landscape. He will also be signing his newest book based on this work.
GREAT BASIN AUTOGLYPHS AND PLEISTOSEAS - BY MICHAEL LIGHT
HOSFELT GALLERY | 260 UTAH ST. | SF | 4-6PM
Michael Light presents a new body of work from his ongoing aerial photographic survey of the arid American West. His images are large and captivating, yet intimate and must be seen IRL!
BS SHOW TWO - A BUMPER STICKER SHOW
NEEDLES AND PENS | 1173 VALENCIA ST | SF | 6-9PM
The bumper sticker show, curated by Crystal Quinn, features work by Rachel Howe, Eric Timothy Carlson, Aaron Anderson, Maddy Nye, Clay Hickson, Nathaniel Russell, Crystal Quinn, and Loren Purcell produced in a limited edition of 125 each and sold for $10 a pop.
SHE’S THRIVING: WHAT WELLNESS REALLY LOOKS LIKE FOR WOMEN
THE WING SF | 100 SANSOME ST STE. 200 | SF | 3-5PM
There will be a panel discussion with some of SF’s inspiring ladies: MK Hurlbutt @mkhurlbutt and Molli Sullivan from @soulcycle , Natasha Wong from @seldomseen and Kat Dahlen @therapywithkat. They will discuss favorite self-care tips, how to handle “off,” days, and how to help one another thrive in 2019 and beyond. You do not have to be a member, but must RSVP.
THE DEATH OF DISTANCE - BY JOHN WENTZ
HASHIMOTO CONTEMPORARY | 804 SUTTER ST. | SF | 6-8PM
A solo show by John Wentz showcasing fragmented portraits in a painterly style.
MODERN GAL - BY CHELSEA WONG
LEGION SF | 808 SUTTER STREET | SF | 6-9PM
Modern Gal features new paintings by San Francisco-based artist, Chelsea Ryoko Wong. Heavily populated with a menagerie of folk-like figures, Wong has created colorful scenes inspired by San Francisco and her travels abroad
NATIONAL TATER TOT DAY
SOMA STREET FOOD PARK | 428 11TH ST. | SF | 11AM-5PM | $5-$35
Nothing hits the spot like tater tots
PINK BOOTS BREWING COLLAB DAY
ANCHOR PUBLIC TAPS | 495 DEHARO ST. | SF | 12-4PM
The Pink Boots Society’s mission is to assist, inspire, and encourage women beer industry professionals to advance their careers through education. Anchor brewer Jen Jordan and Pink Boots Society members will be brewing a Helles Bock in Public Taps’ pilot brewhouse using a special Pink Boots-curated hop blend that will be released on International Women’s Day.
FORT POINT BEER DIM SUM BRUNCH
HONG KONG LOUNGE | 5322 GEARY ST | SF | 2-4:30 |$68
Enjoy fresh, made-to-order dim sum and delicious beer pairings at one of San Francisco’s most storied restaurants, Hong Kong Lounge. All event proceeds benefit The Richmond Neighborhood Center. I suggest getting a group together and reserving a family style table!
SUNDAY FEB. 3
CODEX BOOK FAIR
CRANEWAY PAVILION | 1414 HARBOUR WAY S | RICHMOND | $10
Codex is a triennial event bringing in fine press book artists and printers from around the world for a 4 day book fair. Be sure to swing by Sunday or Monday and get a digital cleanse with artist Tim Schwartz of Resistance Systems. The fair runs until Wednesday so check their site for hours.
TILDEN FUNGI FAIR
600 CANON DR. | BERKELEY | 10-4:30
If you’re a fun guy, you’ll love all this fungi! There will be presentations by local experts, a cooking demonstration, a drawing and painting class, ice cream making, mushroom crafts, and more!
MONDAY FEB. 4
THE KARAGE KID
CERF CLUB | 925 O’FARRELL ST. | SF | 7-11PM | $60
Chef Rich Lee is teaming up with Stag Dining chefs Jordan Grosser + Ted Fleury for a one-night only fried chicken party featuring dishes from Hong Kong’s Yardbird (voted world’s 50 best restaurants Asia) to the hip-hop soundtrack. Tickets will get you the full menu but there will be limited offerings of ala cart dishes as well.
TUESDAY FEB. 5
FREE MUSEUM DAY
Enjoy free entry to a handful of SF Museums including Legion of Honor, YBCA, de Young, Museum of Craft and Design, Contemporary Jewish Museum,
WEDNESDAY FEB. 6
PRINT YOUR OWN VALENTINE WITH WESTERN EDITIONS
MADRONE ART BAR | 500 DIVIS | SF | 5-8PM
It’s my fav time of the year — Valentine’s card making with YOU! Join us for a special print + paint night at Madrone in conjunction with Anchor Brewing. Western Editions will bring their tabletop letterpress for you to print your own card, watercolor paint, and even stamp and mail it for you. Arrive early; the first peeps will get an Anchor Steam on us!
THURSDAY FEB. 7
TENDERLOIN ART WALK
GEORGE AND LENNIE | SF | 5-9PM
The lovely Katie Gong has work on display for the Tenderloin Art Walk and pouring Sutro Wines.
SATURDAY FEB. 9
SWEEP THE LEG, JOHNY - A SHOW BY JORDY KERWICK
PT. 2 GALLERY | OAKLAND | 12-10PM
SUNDAY FEB. 10
MEGHAN SHIMEK WORKSHOP
OAKLAND | 11-2PM
Learn basic weaving and make a huge fluffy wall hanging with Meghan Shimek. There will def be snacks!
MONDAY FEB. 11
TUESDAY FEB. 12
THE PAINTING SALON
ROYAL NONESUCH GALLERY | OAKLAND | 6 - 8:30PM
Grace Rosario Perkins and Lena Gustafson will be presenting their work. Snacks and drinks provided.
STONEMILL MATCHA | SF | 6-9PM
Celebrate love (and matcha!) with a pop-up shop featuring local brands Harp Designs, Traveling Calligrapher, Isabella Sevv, Jay, and Den Perfect.
FRIDAY FEB. 15
NIGHT OUT WITH THE SF BALLET
SF BALLET | TICKETS START AT $29
SF Ballet is kicking off the start of their Night Out program, which is a series of performances and post-show parties celebrating diversity and San Francisco’s LGBTQQIA community through dance. The party will start following the 8 pm performance with specialty cocktails, passed hors d’oeuvres, guest entertainment, and music.
SATURDAY FEB. 16
MONET: THE LATE YEARS
DE YOUNG MUSEUM | SF | 2PM | $35 tickets
Experience the opening day of Monet: The Late Years with a curatorial lecture. This lecture is free with the purchase of a ticket.
THURSDAY FEB. 21
TYPOGRAPHY & NEON: TENDERLOIN HISTORICAL EPHEMERA PROJECT
398 EDDY ST. | SF | 6:30PM | $10
Join the Tenderloin Museum for an exploration of the typography used on the matchbooks featured in their new book The Match Book: Vintage Matchbooks from San Francisco’s Tenderloin with expert Shelley Gruendler. Randall Homan and Al Barna from San Francisco Neon will discuss neon signs associated with the historic businesses represented by the matchbooks.
FRIDAY FEB. 22
I’M SORRY, I FORGIVE YOU — BY JEFF ENLOW
CCA Hubbell Street Project Space | 131 Hubbell Street | SF | 5-7PM
"Im Sorry, I Forgive You" is a participatory kinetic sculpture and photography piece by artist Jeff Enlow. It asks viewers to assess their relationship to memory, society's relationship to the image, and our collective responsibility to both. This will only be up until the 22nd so hurry!
SATURDAY FEB. 23
INTERIORS — AN ARTIST TALK BY PAINTED MARY
GLASS RICE | 680 8TH ST. STE. 240B | SF | 5PM
Artist Mary Finlayson will be giving an artist talk about her process and inspirations for the closing of her solo show Interiors.
YOGA IN THE GARDEN
SF BOTANICAL GARDENS | 1199 9TH AVE. | SF | 9 - 10AM | $20
You’re yoga practice will blossom as you travel around the SF Botanical Gardens for this 60 minute class!
CHINESE NEW YEARS PARADE
CALIFORNIA STREET x KEARNY STREET | SF | 5PM | FREE-$50
Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco is one of the few remaining night illuminated Parades in North America and the biggest parade celebrating the lunar new year outside of Asia. If you don’t want to duke it out in the crowd, you can purchase seats to ensure you get a spot.
SUNDAY FEB. 24
BOTANICAL PRINTING WORKSHOP
SFCB | 375 RHODE ISLAND ST. | SF | 9:30AM - 5:30PM | $190
Spend the day exploring and creating patterns for surface design on paper with Courtney Cerruti.
MONDAY FEB. 25
TUESDAY FEB. 26
HOLD STILL - A FILM SCREENING
CHANDRAN GALLERY | 459 GEARY ST. | SF | 6:30PM | DONATIONS ENCOURAGED
Hold Still is a film by Nina LaCour that will commence with a screening and Q&A to follow. All ticket sales will benefit two non-profit organizations dedicated to youth suicide prevention. RSVP required.